"Axis Allies â€“ Countermix Variant"
Axis & Allies – Countermix Variant 1. Each nation is limited to the following units 17 Infantry 10 Armor 10 Fighters 3 Bombers 6 Transports 6 Submarines 2 Aircraft Carriers 3 Battleships 3 Industrial Complexes 3 AA Guns 2. You may only purchase a new unit if the number of units on the board is less than the maximum, and you may only purchase up to the difference between the number of units on the board and the maximum. If you start over the maximum, there is no penalty, but you will be unable to build that unit type. There is no building in anticipation of losses during your turn, the total of what is on the board and what is to be build must be less than or equal to the maximum. (In other words, don’t try to evade the restrictions by looking for loopholes). 3. Industrial complexes and AA guns are destroyed if the area they are in is captured. 4. The original rules limit of 12 Industrial complexes and 12 AA guns is replaced by the limit of 3 of each type per nation. 5. You may remove units voluntarily during your purchase units phase. 6. Russian first turn attacks are allowed. Notes: The number of pieces given each nation is the number that comes in the 3 rd edition box (except for the white units). In the starting position, the Russia, Germany & Japan are already over the maximum in infantry, with Russia & Germany nearly at the maximum in armor. Balance: I found that if Russian first turn attacks are prohibited, Karelia is indefensible (because Russia can only build 4 tanks on turn 1 and usually 2 tanks + 1 fighter on turn 2). With Russian first turn attacks allowed, the game seems to favor the allies. You may want to use some sort of bidding system to choose sides. RogerCoop@aol.com